Waiting In the Deep
Alex Bingham . Frank Chang . Rebecca Davis . Jennifer Kabat . Eliza Lu Doyle and Perri Cohl Hofmann . Laura Marris . Lize Mogel . Cris Ortiz . Alan Powell . Owyn Ruck . Kamilla Talbot . Christina Hunt Wood
June 18 – August 6, 2023
Opening reception: Sunday, June 18, 10am-12pm
with readings by Jennifer Kabat and Laura Marris
On view during Open Hours, Bushel programs, by chance, and by appointment
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This group exhibition brings together works submitted in response to our call for proposals on the theme of ‘water’ and artists, writers, researchers and activists curated by Bushel. Approaching this theme from a constellation of concerns—time and transformation, history and futurity, science and spirit, surface and depth, substance and matter, body, form, politics, language, and culture—the included artworks, texts, and engagements ask us to notice, and possibly shift, the ways in which we attend (or don’t) to water. The title is taken from Frank Chang’s sculpture, “Waiting In the Deep No. 1.”
Events and engagements will be added as the exhibition progresses: return to this page or visit our events page for an updated schedule.
Alex Bingham is an artist who grew up on a farm near the North Sea coast of England, and studied Mural Design at Chelsea School of Art London before moving to New York where she delved into film and video. Alex was art director and editor on Don’t Blink—Robert Frank. Commissioned by Arte France, Don’t Blink premiered in the New York Film Festival, screened at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum in Arles and at MoMa New York. Alex also edited and art directed Windfall, filmed in Meredith, NY. Windfall won top prize at Doc NYC and screened all over the world. Her studio is on Brook Hollow Road in Delhi, NY.
Frank Chang (b. 1979, New York) is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work traces the anxieties of a world persistently thinking about the future. He uses a fragmentary, archaeological approach to create a new record of the present moment, where the climate crisis and other relentless worries have forced us to constantly imagine and re-imagine new futures. He likens the current feeling of both unyielding dread and restless possibility to a multiverse, in which fundamental assumptions and power dynamics can be fractured and reassessed. Both mundane and profound implications are explored with equal curiosity, as everyday objects and historical artifacts are juxtaposed with climate data, bureaucratic documents, speculative technologies, and mass media imagery to create a hybridized and unexpectedly resonant picture of contemporary life. Frank received his BA from Dartmouth College and his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. He is based in Binghamton, NY where he is a Lecturer in the Department of Art and Design at Binghamton University.
Rebecca Davis’s work encompasses performance, installation and sculpture. She has been active in New York City’s dance community since 2000 as a choreographer, performer, and Feldenkrais Practitioner. Rebecca’s work has been presented by The Chocolate Factory, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, Fondation Beyeler, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Movement Research, and Raketenstation Insel Hombroich, among others. Davis was an Artist-in-Residence at HERE Art Center 2012-2015, and a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence 2010-2012. Her work has been supported by grants from the American Music Center, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and the Mertz-Gilmore Foundation. Rebecca collaborated with artist duo Allora & Calzadilla, choreographing Body in Flight (Delta) and Body in Flight (American) for the United States Pavilion in the 54th Venice Biennale, and Revolving Door for the 11 Rooms, 12 Rooms, and 14 Rooms exhibitions. Rebecca has performed in the work of Ursula Eagly, Deborah Hay, Juliette Mapp, Steve Paxton, Aynsley Vandenbroucke, and Kathy Westwater, and she has worked extensively as a performer and teacher for performance artist Marina Abramović. Davis lives and works in Brooklyn and Bloomville, NY.
In their collaborative work, Perri Cohl Hofmann and Eliza Lu Doyle explore embraces that supersede dualisms such as love and antagonism. They suspend questions of difference and category in favor of the sensorial: lips against amphibious mucus membrane, head pressed into crook of shoulder, finger pads gripping face. Perri Cohl Hofmann (they/them) is an artist working primarily with photography alongside collage, video, and installation. Cohl also maintains a curatorial practice and teaches photography at the International Center of Photography and Rutgers University. Eliza Lu Doyle is an artist working across video, performance, installation and writing; she uses the camera to stage scenes of encounter. Doyle teaches time-based media at Rutgers University and in the New York State prison system.
Lize Mogel is an artist, educator, and counter-cartographer. She creates maps and mappings that bring the politics of place to the surface. She has mapped public parks in Los Angeles; territorial disputes in the Arctic; and wastewater economies in New York City. She is co-editor of the book/map collection “An Atlas of Radical Cartography,” a project that significantly influenced the conversation and production around mapping and activism. Since 2016, she has been working on Walking the Watershed, a long-term engagement with the landscape, history, and politics of New York City’s water supply, and the relationship between the City and the communities that supply its water. Exhibitions include the Sharjah (U.A.E.), Gwangju (South Korea) and Pittsburgh Biennials, “Greater New York” at PS1, and “Experimental Geography.” She has lectured extensively about her work nationally and internationally. Lize has received grants from the Graham Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, and the Catskill Watershed Corporation. She has been an artist in residence at Headlands Center for the Arts and at Fresh Kills landfill. More about her work is at www.publicgreen.com
Cris Ortiz: I am a Neon Artist in the Catskills. As a 1st generation, I hold a complex relationship to my Mexican American identity. I build my work from my cultural exploration of ancient Mexican art.
Alan Powell has been working as a visual artist for over fifty years. From 1971 until the mid 1990’s, he worked almost exclusively with video and electronic imaging, but has expanded to working with acrylic, gouache, iPad Procreate, collage work, and photographic work. Powell was a founding member of the Electron Movers, Providence, Rhode Island’s first Media Arts Center after completing a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and a M.F.A. from Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University. His video work, in collaboration with his late partner Connie Coleman, spans thirty years and has been exhibited at The Kitchen, The Alternative Museum, and The Museum of the Moving Image in New York, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, The Long Beach Museum in California, and the Musee d’Arte Moderne in Paris. Powell spends his time between Philadelphia, where he is a professor emeritus of media and communications at Arcadia University and Fleischmanns, NY, where his main studio is located. He continues to work with electronic media as well as physical art mediums including drawings made with iPad Procreate, paintings made with acrylic and gouache and constructions.. In recent years, Powell has become invested in man’s relationship to the world around him; he has channelled this into his artwork via political installation pieces (see Trump Dump) and a collection of nature paintings. In addition to being a professor and an artist he is also a board member of Signal Culture, and TermiteTV video collective. Powell’s work and collaborations can be found at alanpowellartist.com as well as his archives.
Owyn Ruck is currently a co-creator of Succurro, responsible for overseeing its creative and educational programs, and is a practitioner & instructor in SourcePoint Therapy, BreakThrough, psycho-spiritual astrology, and weaving. Prior to Succurro, Owyn co-founded and directed Textile Arts Center in NYC, spent several years as adjunct faculty at Parsons School of Design, and aided in early development of textile programs at Pocoapoco and Saipua. Through hands-on, iterative processes, she is dedicated to integrating her own experiences and training in therapeutic methodologies to form immersive programs that foster the development of healthy, impersonal Creativity in individuals to support them best playing their roles with humility and in service of the collective. Owyn is also an artist, primarily working in hand-based processes such as weaving. She aims to create work that energetically distills concepts and ideas into their primary, fundamental parts to continuously question and re-form perception and thinking.This creative practice is not separate from the rest of life at Succurro, and feeds her client practice working with both groups and individuals.
Kamilla Talbot studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and the New York Studio School. Solo shows include those at Pamela Salisbury Gallery, Hudson, NY; Trygve Lie Gallery, NY; Charles P. Sifton Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Bruno Marina Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; and at the Johannes Larsen Museum, Kerteminde, Denmark. Her watercolors and oil paintings have been exhibited in numerous group shows in the US and in Europe. Artist residencies include a fully-funded residency at the Vermont Studio Center, as well as grants to paint in Maine, Italy, Newfoundland, and Iceland. She teaches or has taught at The Art Students League; the National Academy School; Brooklyn Botanic Garden; New York Studio School; as well as privately.
Christina Hunt Wood (she/her) is an African American multimedia artist from the Upper Catskill Mountains. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Northeast with recent exhibitions at Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY), Davis Gallery at Hobart & William Smith Colleges (Geneva, NY), the Fenimore Art Museum (Cooperstown, NY), Collar Works (Troy, NY), and The Painting Center (NYC). Wood is a recent alumnus of the Wassaic Project Winter Residency and is a recipient of a Creatives Rebuild New York AEP Grant.
As part of our exhibition program, we invite artists to select a book or two that relate to the work they have included in the show, and when possible we add the books to our shelves. This group’s selections follow:
Lisa Robertson, The Weather
Neil Bartlett, Who Was That Man?
Luna Leopold, View of a River
Rachel Eisendrath, Gallery of Clouds
Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Borealis
Diane Galusha, Liquid Assets
Scott Carson, The Chill
Sharyn Rohlfsen Udall, Carr, O’Keeffe, Kahlo: Places of Their Own
Christina Hunt Wood
bell hooks, Belonging: A Culture of Place
James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
Selected publications by the artists
Albert Camus, The Plague (tr. Laura Marris)
Jean-Yves Frétigné, To Live Is To Resist: The Life of Antonio Gramsci (tr. Laura Marris)
Laura Marris and Alice Kaplan, States of Plague
image: Lize Mogel, Visiting My Drinking Water (Pepacton), 2016